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SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:08 pm
by Dazen
Okay, so we’ve seen just about every scale material on the Chaparral now except solid CF. Can we get at least one factory solid CF Chaparral, in either plain weave, marbled or shredded (has to be a smooth finish). I look at the Chaparral as a gents knife and that’s just were CF belongs. What do y’all think!?

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:17 pm
by joe58
I’m guessing then you don’t care for the layered CF scales out now? Not trying be be snarky, just wondering if solid CF would feel/handle better? I don’t have a knife with solid CF, so I dunno. Either the marbled or shredded would look good I think.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
by JuPaul
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 pm
by Spydergirl88
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.
Coffeebag burlap micarta ;)

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:39 pm
by JuPaul
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.
Coffeebag burlap micarta ;)
Excellent idea

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:11 pm
by foofie
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.
Coffeebag burlap micarta ;)
This will match well with my birdseye maple chaparral ;)

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:23 pm
by SpyderGrill
New knives coming out all the time and people demanding more, Sal has more patience than me lol

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:29 pm
by steelcity16
Agreed on Micarta next. I vote for matte denim Micarta.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:17 am
by TomAiello
I'm going to collect them all regardless, but I'd be pretty interested in a smooth g-10 Chap.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 am
by Mushroom
TomAiello wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:17 am
I'm going to collect them all regardless, but I'd be pretty interested in a smooth g-10 Chap.
The new Sun and Moon Chaparral is exactly that! :D

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:23 am
by Dazen
I’d be down with polished burgundy micarta, sooo classy! But, I still need a CF Chap!

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:36 am
by dj moonbat
I would love to see a Chaparral with a solid slab of CF that was milled out for the mechanism instead of just bolted onto the sides of some sheet steel as a decoration. Fewer places for gunk to hide, and stupid light.

Actually, there are a bunch of knives where I’d like to see this approach used.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:57 am
by ABX2011
Lionsteel did a CF integral lockback.
This birdseye is the best one yet, IMO but if they make a burlap micarta I'd also be interested.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:25 am
by Sharp Guy
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.
Yep! Micarta or bust!

I'm completely satisfied with the CF/G10 laminate. Not sure I'd buy a solid CF version

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:40 am
by Wartstein
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.
Coffeebag burlap micarta ;)
Excellent idea

+1

... but, Julia: No call for a terotuf Chap?... ;)

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:58 am
by JuPaul
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:40 am
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.
Coffeebag burlap micarta ;)
Excellent idea

+1

... but, Julia: No call for a terotuf Chap?... ;)
Terotuf would definitely make me happy, too! I just got the impression that Spyderco didn't like working with it. But that was years ago, so maybe there's hope! But as much as I like terotuf, I still love micarta. There's so much variety in texture, color, and finishes.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:00 am
by Spydergirl88
Dazen wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Okay, so we’ve seen just about every scale material on the Chaparral now except solid CF. Can we get at least one factory solid CF Chaparral, in either plain weave, marbled or shredded (has to be a smooth finish). I look at the Chaparral as a gents knife and that’s just were CF belongs. What do y’all think!?
Marbled CF would actually be pretty cool.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:56 am
by Wartstein
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:58 am
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:40 am
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 pm

+1

... but, Julia: No call for a terotuf Chap?... ;)
Terotuf would definitely make me happy, too! I just got the impression that Spyderco didn't like working with it. But that was years ago, so maybe there's hope! But as much as I like terotuf, I still love micarta. There's so much variety in texture, color, and finishes.
Well, that is/was somehow also true for Micarta and wood... now see the maple Chap!! :)

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:34 am
by Dazen
joe58 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:17 pm
I’m guessing then you don’t care for the layered CF scales out now? Not trying be be snarky, just wondering if solid CF would feel/handle better? I don’t have a knife with solid CF, so I dunno. Either the marbled or shredded would look good I think.
The G10/CF Laminate to me is like putting a Ferrari badge on a Honda. While a Honda is a fantastic car it is trying to be something it’s not. I have a few knives with the G10/CF Laminate and they are great knives, but to me they need to be either G10 or CF and not both. Smooth CF is awesome for sliding in and out of clothing without causing damage and looking good at the same time.

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:10 pm
by Cscottsss
I'm happy with the CF Laminate, oh and I love my Micarta Chap. hehe